356/365 Sunset by rutty is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA The sun is being blinding at either end of the day again. It does seem stronger at sunrise and sunset during Winter Solstice. There’s probably a scientific explanation for that. There’s a lovely view down the canal from this bridge – utterly obliterated by our nearest […]
355/365 Grumpy Elf by rutty is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA I took a similar photo last year. I always pretend to be a miserable shit at this time of year, and I particularly enjoy gurning into mirrors while wearing stupid jumpers. Hence this photo. Merry Christmas?
354/365 Ingenuity Centre by rutty is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA I went to my very first conference today. I’m nearly fifty years old and have never made it to one before. This is mostly due to tight-arsed employers (everyone I’ve ever worked for has failed to pay when I’ve requested to go to one) and […]
353/365 Smile by rutty is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA I have a very busy Christmas period with my brass band, but I’m not the only one performing carols at this time of year. My wife Jo sings with an amateur choir in West Bridgford called ‘The Tuesdays’, and they had a concert tonight. The event […]
352/365 Blinding by rutty is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA It’s one of those sunny, frosty mornings. It’s cold to the chops and I can hardly see where I am going due to the blinding sun. I do rather like weather like this. It’s fresh and bright, my lungs are enjoying the chilly air and the […]
351/365 Peaky Blinders by rutty is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA Don’t mess with the Peaky Blinders. I really loved the first couple of series of the Peaky Blinders. Cillian Murphy is amazing as working class bookmaker/gangster Tommy Shelby, and I loved the earthy, fire-stained tones of the shittier bits of 1920s Birmingham. It’s been a […]
350/365 400m by rutty is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA We are very proud of our little mermaid. Ruby has been going to Quackers Swimming School for a few years now and she’s tried hard, learned all her strokes and is now in the Advanced 1 Class. She gets to spend a whole hour in the […]
349/365 Big Gob by rutty is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA Ruby and I met with my Dad and Step-mum at the very impressive Eureka! The National Children’s Museum today. It’s a bit of a trek for us, but it’s an incredible place for kids, especially younger ones. There’s a fantastic area called ‘All About Me’ […]
348/365 The Last Jedi by rutty is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA Luck would have it that I am off work on the very day that the new Star Wars film is released, so I have gone to see it. I have taken Ruby too, because she loves Star Wars rather a lot (and also I […]
347/365 Cannoli by rutty is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA I have today off work for childcare reasons. Ruby’s school has already broken off for Christmas (!) and apparently it is considered poor parenting to leave your children alone at home while you go to work. So, here we are enjoying a snack at a new […]
346/365 The Show by rutty is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA I don’t normally do this, but this is a photo of someone else’s photo. Someone who’s a much better photographer than me too! It’s an image of a play performed by one of the groups supported by a local creative organisation, Inspire. They sponsor lots […]
345/365 Stack by rutty is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA I’m not one to serve food to my wife without arranging it in interesting ways, so here is evidence that even the most boring of foodstuffs can be assembled artily. I’ll never make it to Masterchef, mind.